I Spent Hours Finding the Best New-Season Pieces—Here Are 45 I Stand By


(Image credit: @writtenbyavalon; STYLING: Matteau scoop-neck dress)

For weeks, we’ve been scantily clad, contending with some of the hottest temperatures the UK has ever seen, so it’s hard to envisage the season changing. But if there’s one thing we know about our country's weather, it’s that we’re only one cloud away from a total U-turn.

It will soon be time to evaluate the autumnal pieces in our arsenal and assess whether anything needs adding or taking away. For me, this process begins around now and coincides with the early autumn drops.

In the past few days, there’s been an evident shift away from summer sales and into newness at our favourite online stores. Colours are graduating to sage green (which has proven itself as a staple), brown and indigo. In terms of styles, hemlines have been extended, and denim is everywhere—whether that’s the many dungarees on offer or jeans in varied sepia tones.

Autumn is a favourite for many. On good days, it’s warm enough to go sans coat in favour of a utility jacket or long-sleeve, and if we’re lucky enough, we can even extend the wear of summer dresses with a light layer tucked underneath.


(Image credit: @writtenbyavalon)

Chunky flip-flops can be worn with maxi and midi dresses from summer to autumn.

Talking of which, for the first time, cult favourite Réalisation has introduced long-sleeve styles in its collection, so you can wear figure-hugging bias cuts with a little more coverage throughout the year. Additionally, the many ballerina iterations are everywhere just in time for us to retire our sandals. Keep scrolling for my early autumn shopping guide.

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Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities. She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist. Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne. She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.